SOURCE: NY Times
For hundreds of years, enslaved people were bought and sold in America. Today most of the sites of this trade are forgotten.
by Anne C. Bailey and Dannielle Bowman
A powerful photoessay that is the latest article from the 1619 Project.
SOURCE: New Yorker
The Fight to Preserve African-American History
Activists and preservationists are changing the kinds of places that are protected—and what it means to preserve them.
SOURCE: Smithsonian Magazine
Due to Repeated Vandalism, Emmett Till Memorial to Be Replaced With Bulletproof Sign
by Brigit Katz
Most recently, three University of Mississippi students were suspended from their fraternity after posing in front of the sign with guns.
Alabama moves to protect the Clotilda, believed to be the last ship to bring slaves to the US
Interest in finding the Clotilda reignited in January 2018 after AL.com reporter Ben Raines discovered the remains of a ship near Mobile.
Nuremberg Decides to Conserve Nazi Rally Grounds
Some argued that the site should be left to decay into ruins, but officials have decided to maintain it as a testament to the city’s dark history.
The Notre-Dame Fire and Digital Preservation
by Deirdre Ryan
We have the technology in hand to preserve what is most precious to our past. Our challenge is to make this a priority.
SOURCE: New York Times
Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? The Descendants, not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says
Tamara Lanier is suing Harvard University for ownership of daguerreotypes of slaves who she says are her ancestors.
Museum Curator In Florida Races Against Time To Preserve Holocaust Items
"Truly, the clock is ticking. We need to meet eyewitnesses as soon as possible, before they are no longer with us."
SOURCE: Daily Beast
Barack Obama’s Presidential Library Is Making a Mockery of Transparency
by Anthony Clark
The leader of the “most transparent administration in history” has been anything but transparent when it comes to plans for his presidential center.
How Do You Preserve History On The Moon?
"There has never been historic preservation off our planet. It's a really difficult subject."
SOURCE: NY Times Magazine
The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t
President Obama unveiled the plans for the Obama Presidential Center in May 2017. He said he wanted a place that “looked forward, not backward, and would provide a place to train future leaders.”
U.S. Army says war records gap is real
The U.S. Army has conceded a significant loss of records documenting battlefield action and other operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and has launched a global search to recover and consolidate field records from the wars.In an order to all commands and a separate letter to leaders of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Secretary of the Army John McHugh said the service also is taking immediate steps to clarify responsibility for wartime recordkeeping....
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